Brigadeiro | How to make Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Truffles ~ B for Brazil

>>  Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Learn to cook Brigadeiro, chocolate candy from Brazil in just 4 steps. Let’s check out how to make the famous Brazilian Brigadeiro for the day 2.  I landed up with this recipe the very first time I was looking out for Brazil dishes. The moment I read this recipe, I was sure this is going to be a super hit with my kids. I didn’t even search for anything else after finalizing on this. 

Brigadeiro are very popular candy in Brazil and Portugal and served as dessert and at birthday parties. Naturally seeing how these chocolate truffles turn out, it's understandable that kids would simply love these. 

I made with a tin of sweetened condensed milk and it was getting over in no time. Konda saved up some for her friends and later told me that they were raving so highly on this truffle. The next demand was to make more like these and send them. Since the final part was to be rolled in cocoa, icing sugar mix, it was bound to be very tasty.
Brigadeiro from Brazil
From the pictures shared over internet, I was surprised how they made huge ones, the balls that I made were small, almost smaller than a whole walnut size.  The original recipe that I first referred used the simplest of ingredients. While rest used cocoa powder to the condensed milk as well.

Let me tell you that even that simple mix of ingredients, brought the best out of us.  The traditional Brazilian recipe is made from caramelized condensed milk and pecan nuts and cocoa powder. 

Like I have made, you can make with just condensed milk, butter and roll in cocoa icing mix powder. 

Making the cocoa, icing sugar mixture for Brigadeiro
Cooking the condensed milk, butter for Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Truffle
Cooking till the ball stage is reached
Rolling out the Chocolate Truffle in Cocoa, Icing Sugar powder
Brigadeiro | Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Truffles

Country : B for Brazil
Category : Kid Friendly, Snack, Dessert
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 - 15 mins

Ingredients Needed 

Sweetened condensed milk - 1 tin / 400 ml
Butter / Margarine - 2 tsp
Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
Icing sugar - 3 -4 tbsp

How to make Brazil Brigadeiro / Chocolate Truffle

Sift cocoa and icing sugar together and mix in a bowl

Have a greased pan ready.

In a thick bottom pan, take the condensed milk, cook on low heat, after couple of minutes add the butter. With a wooden ladle, keep stirring continuously, making sure the bottom doesn't get burnt.

It takes about 10 mins on high flame to reach the ball stage consistency. You are sure you are done when you see the mixture starts to come together and you can see the bottom pan revealed as you stir.

When you are sure the mixture reached the consistency, pour into the greased pan, spread it well for it to cool down.

When it reaches the room temperature or atleast safe for you to handle, start making balls and keep it to rest.

Don’t let it rest for long as it might not get properly coated. Once you are done making a perfect balls/laddos, roll them in the cocoa icing sugar mix until it is completely covered. 

Serve these in a small paper cups or cupcake liners.

Else store in a tight box. 
Brazilian Brigadeiro

If the balls do not hold their shape then the condensed milk mixture wasn't cooked for long enough. Return to the pan and cook for a further 6 minutes then cool and start shaping the balls once more. 

You could also roll them in chocolate sprinkles if you are using cocoa powder while cooking itself and skip rolling in cocoa powder, icing powder mix.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 44


Blogging Marathon # 45 - 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

>>  Monday, September 1, 2014

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I know it sounds crazy that we just started the BM# 44, and I am already here with the themes for the BM#45, Oct 2014. Since we will be doing a month long marathon, I thought I will give everybody sometime to cook in leisure and plan well for Oct month.

This also means, we will be getting a month's time to cook well in advance, which in turn means whoever signs up, should be very prompt in posting their themes on time as expected as per their time zone. I have not been able to exercise control on the late posting, however I am hoping this extra time on hand, will help everybody plan well ahead.

For those of you who are landing here for the first time, then please check out these posts on Blogging Marathon, you can read about all the history, the thought process that's gone in everything in one place in the BM#18 intro

For details on BM held every month, check out the Blogging Marathon page. Once I get all details I will be updating this page. Bloggers taking part in this marathon need to just link back to this page.

The entry is again by Sign ups and each theme will again have only 4 bloggers on first come first basis. 

And because of the new rules I will not be able to accept late sign ups as it will become extremely hard for me to manage otherwise. If you feel you want to do it, please decide ahead, else you can join later.

Commenting on the participating bloggers post is mandatory.

And subscription to the group will be monthly basis. 

If you want to know how the Blogging Marathon started, read the first edition

So the dates will be:  
3, 4, 5 October  
10, 11, 12 October  
17, 18, 19 October  
24, 25, 26 October  

Please email me at latest by 10th Sept along with your theme.

(Normally only a week's time is given for signup, this time it's extended by 10 days, however it is still on first come, first basis, if the weeks get filled up, I will not be able to accept signups)

FYI:  Requests to join after 10th Sept will not be accepted.

Mandatory rules for this Blogging Marathon are as below:
  • Should take up 2 weeks of BM without fail. It can be any two weeks.
  • Will have to post on all 3 days with 2 weeks without fail
  • You cannot take the same themes, except for the different Kid's Delight theme.
  • Should follow the accepted theme all 3 days, meaning if you choose one topic like Rice, you should post all rice based recipes all 3 days.
  • Should link to the Blogging Marathon page.
  • Is expected to actively give feedback on others post.
  • Mandatory reading and commenting on fellow participating member.
Each theme can be selected by four bloggers on first come first bases. 

Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.

Themes for BM # 45th will be the following:

Kid's Delight theme ensures my Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by other bloggers gets good entries. Since the event is 16th - 15th every month, we have two different themes happening for BM. And you have the choice of doing two different themes. 

Kid's Delight - Healthy snacks box recipes (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid's Delight - Healthy desserts for Kids (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

Please note all entries for Kid's Delight theme have to be kid approved. The dish can be either approved by your own kid, your young relatives, neighbors or even something that you enjoyed as a kid. Do remember to mention the age group of the kid, so that it becomes easy for others.

Kid's Delight -  Anniversary Party (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

I will be continuing the Anniversary Party theme for the first two weeks of Oct. The entries can be anything that fits a Kid's party.

Kid's Delight - Nuts & Legumes for Lunchbox Friendly (17,18,19 and 24,25,26) 

The Kids Delight from 16th Oct will be hosted by Briju, themed on Nuts & Legumes for Lunchbox Friendly. Will update once the link is live.

Cakes, Muffins with Fruits and Vegetable

As the theme says, you will have to make cakes and muffins made with fruits and vegetables. You can keep it eggless or with egg is your choice.

North Indian Side dishes

Under this theme, you will have to showcase interesting side dishes that are either served with Rice or Rotis. Just as the south Indian Thali, many of the North Indian States have thalis, so pick you your side dish and showcase.

Home remedies for common ailments

If you have some useful home remedies that can cure common ailments, this is where you get to share with us. Essentially this should have been already used and seen to be working. And the ingredients used should also be commonly known and accessible ones.

Tame the Yeast with Combo

Continuing with Tame the Yeast theme, we will have two other breads suggested by the in house bakers. The bread recipes will be shared internally.

Festival Special

Festival of the month is going to be Diwali/ Deepavali. As I have said, if there are other local special festivals/poojas that one wants to blog on, are most welcome. However they should provide insight and background details of the poojas, with special dishes that are done on those festivals.

Healthy tea time snacks

Well do you have the habit of having high tea? Or even Coffee? I am sure you will want some healthy tea time snacks to accompany them right. So make some healthy snacks and showcase with your tea and coffee. Yes the mugs have to be in the picture! What's a picture without the tea cup yaar!

Special Theme - Do three weeks and for the 4th week you get to do the special theme.

Revisiting the old with new pictures

This is a special theme for members doing all first three weeks. Members who choose this theme, can do revisit their old posts with better pictures.

This is accepted only for the 4th week (and should have done all three previous weeks).

Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.

Let's gear up for another non stop blogging!


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